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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/czKJwXOvafQpxNIgWC3hp_QDWHo=/0x0:2828x1885/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66818368/134_Khabib_Nurmagomedov.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s fight with COVID-19 has taken a turn for the worse, according to a new report from a Russian state-run media outlet. </p> <p>The father of UFC lightweight champ <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1480/khabib-nurmagomedov">Khabib Nurmagomedov</a> is on life support...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yl44fIV6CG1ZmPAvL0nk8JhgLJI=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66818621/120_Roxanne_Modafferi.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>A possible women’s flyweight title eliminator bout looks to be heading to the octagon next month. </p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/581/roxanne-modafferi">Roxanne Modafferi</a>...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/cUFUJyh_4zS8N-HaBzL5KOspMLg=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66818782/140_ceremonial_Jon_Jones.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/14/21258795/jon-jones-shows-interest-in-francis-ngannou-fight-send-the-deal">have been exchanging messages on social media</a> over the past week, teasing a potential fight between them.</p> <p>The chatter started after Jones teased a possible move to heavyweight —...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/nA2Yj5YDPYW48Tz8ZMA9zUItQQw=/164x0:1784x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66818982/Jose__Youngs___Casey_Raw.00_03_49_05.Still001.0.jpg"> <p>JACKSONVILLE — Women’s flyweight <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3336/cortney-casey">Cortney Casey</a> spoke with the media following her first round submission win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4113/mara-romero-borella">Mara Romero Borella</a> at UFC on ESPN 8. “Cast Iron” discusses the bump up to 125, why she didn’t call anyone out,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ytbTWD5kj4WGCqu_z4opHcc9V_k=/0x0:2880x1920/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66819019/102_Julia_Avila.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>The fourth time might be the charm after all for UFC women’s bantamweight contenders <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4413/julia-avila">Julia Avila</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5324/karol-rosa">Karol Rosa</a>.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that the UFC...

<img alt="Jon Jones" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GPMa5Z6Wzd-5QwQZJwOSzIAKpTk=/0x0:2001x1334/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66815101/001_Jon_Jones.0.0.jpg"> <small>Jon Jones is excited after weighing in for the big outdoor crowd in Toronto | Esther Lin/MMAFiGHTING.COM</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/47/jon-jones">Jon Jones</a> seems to be serious about moving up to heavyweight. </p> <p>At <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1094/ufc-249-ferguson-vs-gaethje">UFC 249</a>, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3362/francis-ngannou">Francis Ngannou</a> knocked out <a...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Ige v Barboza" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/UUxX3NrHWHcuXIl5vQnOISErFH4=/0x0:4863x3242/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66815328/1225305010.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Edson Barboza and Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN 8 in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday | Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p><em>Few things infuriate MMA fans more than a fight being scored incorrectly, though...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/b2Jgxmooy1GL3-ynMvbxTFSkka4=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66815585/Eurobash_TillOConnor.0.jpg"> <p>On the latest episode of Eurobash, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> (13:00) joins the show to discuss his next bout and the initiative he launched with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/389/jimi-manuwa">Jimi Manuwa</a> and <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3026/leon-edwards">Leon Edwards</a> to combat knife crime in the U.K. The Liverpudlian striking...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/oVoESH3u6P6zPfsXbN9LpRYreFQ=/0x0:1620x1080/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66815977/403_Darren_Till.0.jpg"> <small>Darren Till | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3278/darren-till">Darren Till</a> still has his eyes firmly fixed on an August date with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1900/robert-whittaker">Robert Whittaker</a>, and despite middleweight champion <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> shooting down his suggestion of them coaching the next...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Harris" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/OVxCwrNmsV8wOI9iA3QUAEi5LY0=/0x0:3877x2585/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/66811355/1225310422.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> was by far the highest-paid athlete competing at UFC on ESPN 8 this past Saturday night after “The Demolition Man” earned nearly four-times as much as...